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A&E figures to be discussed in parliament

After £600,000 was spent on unnecessary visits to Accident and Emergency departments in Leicestershire in 2013, NHS director Sir Bruce Keogh will be giving evidence today (21 January) to MPs about how the departments are coping.

The news follows campaigns across the East Midlands in a bid to encourage people to think whether or nor they need emergency treatment.

A recent survey done by SAS revealed that over a quarter of 18 to 24 year olds stated they would rather got to A&E than wait for a doctors appointment.